Dr. Jason Krupar

This course examines the historical technological and scientific developments that contributed to the creation of interlocking network computing systems of today.

The class considers the historiography of modern computing, comparing and contrasting the methodological approaches used by historians to understand the technological evolution of the computers and the Internet, and the policy choices made that affected the establishment of the Internet.

This course will be designed to fulfill the 4000-level requirements of the History Department meaning that it will guide students through an original research project that will utilize both primary and secondary sources and entail significant writing.